Turbo Beer Pong
Turbo Beer Pong
Ever wanted to play beer pong but were limited by space? Turbo Pong packs a lot of fun in a small package. Whole family will love it!
Ever wanted to play beer pong but were limited by space? Turbo Pong packs a lot of fun in a small package. Whole family will love it! Read more
About this project
We intend the Turbo Pong to succeed where the traditional beer pong fails - small city apartments. Turbo Pong will feel at home at any party, particularly where there are a lot of people waiting for their turn to play. With Turbo Pong three teams can play at the same time and enjoy the visual effects that come from the ultra bright LED light strips. Turbo Pong features an automated beverage dispensing barrel which will keep the drinks coming throughout the game. Best of all the drinks never get contaminated with the dirty ball. The game should be fun for the kids as long as you keep the barrel full with their favorite juice or milkshake. Watch out, you may suddenly become very popular if you start bringing Turbo Pong to parties!
Risks and challenges
Currently we only have a semi-working prototype. A lot of work remains to be done to actually develop the functionality needed for accurate ball detection and game control. The greatest challenge at this point appears to be keeping the costs down for the microcontroller and labor.
-To address the labor intensive nature of the Turbo Pong assembly we are planning to develop a more efficient layout of the cables/connectors/sensors.
-We are still deciding between using an FPGA or a microcontroller for running Turbo Pong. The FPGA seems most cost effective for mass production but requires greater set up costs.
A unique challenge will be making the automated beverage dispenser safe and easy washable . We are planning to use beverage grade plastic and solenoid.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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